The ‘Save Our Beds’ office in Shaftesbury Dorset is now open for the business of preventing the beds in the Westminster Memorial Hospital being closed. Please also see very CRITICAL and IMPORTANT information in the article below!
The grand opening took place at 10 am this morning. Supporting Julian Prichard, the ‘Save Our Beds‘ campaign leader, at the opening were the Mayor, Cllr John Lewer, the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Lester Taylor, and the Mayor of the neighbouring town of Gillingham, Cllr Barry Von Clemens.
The opening was also well attended with fellow Town and District Councillors as well as dedicated volunteer activists.
The office will be a drop in centre providing information on the proposals to shut the beds at the hospital as well as providing the all-important public consultation questionnaires that must be completed by members of the public and either sent off to the Freepost address or given back to the office to be forwarded on.
But, to remain open during the day, ‘Save Our Beds‘ is looking for volunteers to keep the office manned until the consultation period is over on 28th February 2017 – just a few weeks away!
IMPORTANT! This is the critical bit. There are other petitions and groups also supporting this initiative, but they are an addition to, NOT an instead of. It is extremely important that as many people as possible fill in the OFFICIAL public consultation questionnaire. Welcome as they are, please do not rely on party political leaflets or petitions.
If you have not filled in and sent off a form that looks like the pictures below, then please contact ‘Save Our Beds‘ on 01747 300 123 and they will arrange to have one sent to you.
Finally, please do visit the temporary office for ‘Save Our Beds‘, the non-party political campaign, which is spreading the message across North Dorset and South Wiltshire and give them your support.